Pakistan Floods of 2010

When did this happen? July 26, 2010
Where did this happen? Pakistan, South Asia
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Quick Facts about Pakistan Floods of 2010

1/5
of Pakistan under water
1,791+
fatalities
$43 billion
in damages
800,000
people only reachable by air

Pakistan Floods of 2010: What happened?

The 2010 Pakistan floods began in late July 2010, resulting from heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan, which affected the Indus River basin. Approximately one-fifth of Pakistan’s total land area was underwater, approximately 796,095 square kilometres (307,374 sq mi). According to Pakistani government data the floods directly affected about 20 million people, mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, with a death toll of close to 2,000.

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  1. Jack

    I remember watching the news reports for the flooding and I was honestly blown away by the amount of debris that was plummeting its way through Pakistan. It was truly sad to see people lose their homes to due an uncontrollable natural disaster.

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